The Donbass must be demilitarized by August, there were local elections, said the representative of Kiev in the contact group Alexey Reznikov.

Earlier, Deputy head of the Pro-presidential faction "public Servant" in the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Kornienko said that he expects that the elections in Ukraine uncontrolled part of Donbass will be held simultaneously with local elections scheduled for October 25.

"in order For there (in the Donbas – ed.) it was possible to hold legitimate elections, according to the Copenhagen standards and the Ukrainian legislation, there should be a secure area. And, accordingly, somewhere in August should be withdrawn from there and the troops conducted a disarmament and demobilization," he said on Friday, in the broadcast of "Freedom of speech Savik Shuster".

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking in February at the Munich security conference, announced the intention to hold in October local elections across Ukrainian territory, including parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.